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White streaks on neck

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Hi chicken friends! I've lurked on BYC for months and finally made an account today. I have a couple girls who have these white streaks on their necks/heads. Any ideas on cause or treatment? My RIR looks like crap, I think she's too young to be molting though!
Thanks for any help, I love reading from experienced chicken owners!
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:welcome  glad you have joined us.

 

The back of her head looks like new pins in a molt.  And the feather patterns on chest look like a molt.

 

But front of neck, below the beak could be icicles from drinking water?

 

Neither looks like pests or illness to me.

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Welcome to BYC & Merry Christmas! I'm glad you joined us! :)

 

Those "streaks" are just missing feathers--you're birds are probably molting. No worries.

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Welcome to the BYC flock!  We are glad you joined us!

 

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How old are your birds?  It looks like molt to me too.

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